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Linuxium bootloader helps you boot Linux, Android on RK3188 mini PCs

Chinese companies have released a number of tiny devices designed to let you run Android apps on your TV over the past year or two. Some of the best models feature Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processors — and if Android isn’t your cup of tea, hackers have been running Ubuntu and other Linux-based operating […]

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Lilbits (6-19-2013): Xiaomi’s first tablet

The folks at Xiaomi got their start by offering custom smartphone ROMs that offered a unique spin on the Android operating system. Since then, the company’s started selling its own phones, as well as set-top-boxes. So what’s next for the Chinese device and software company? Tablets seem like an obvious choice. Here’s a roundup of […]

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Linux source code for Rockchip RK3188 devices now available

Rockchip’s RK3188 processor is one of the fastest ARM Cortex-A9 chips around. The 28nm quad-core processor outperforms the chips found in the Samsung Galaxy S III and Google Nexus 7, for instance. And it’s a relatively inexpensive chip, which explains why it’s proven popular with Chinese tablet and TV box makers. Most devices featuring the […]

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Rikomagic announces MK802 IV quad-core mini PC with Android 4.2

Chinese device maker Rikomagic plans to launch a new Android TV stick in mid-April. Like some other models we’ve seen recently, the upcoming MK802 IV will feature a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. But the MK802 IV is also expected to ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, offering Google’s latest […]